Now that we are in the heart of the 2018 hurricane season, it is a great time to be aware of some precautionary measures that can protect your home. Although we live in Central Florida communities that are approximately 50 miles inland from both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, we can still experience the damaging effects of hurricanes and tropical storms.

All of your home’s windows should be covered. Permanent storm shutters are the best option. However, a second option is to cut 5/8” exterior grade or marine plywood to fit each window and have it ready to install. Simply taping the glass doesn’t prevent windows from breaking.

Reduce roof damage by securely installing straps or additional clips that fasten your roof to the frame of your home.

Trim trees and shrubs to make them more wind resistant. Be sure to do this in advance to allow time for the debris to be picked up on your regularly scheduled yard waste collection day.

Clear debris from all rain gutters and downspouts.

Reinforce your garage door(s) by installing horizontal bracing, purchased from the garage door manufacturer, on each panel of the door. If needed, you may also change the hinges, the center supports, and end supports to something a little more heavy duty.

Develop a plan to bring indoors any loose items such as outdoor furniture, decorations, trash cans, etc.

Take a look at some of these Central Florida homes that are in wonderful inland communities

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9361 PECKY CYPRESS WAY,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

9361 PECKY CYPRESS WAY, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
3,644Sqft
Executive pool home! Largest floor plan in Cypress Chase! Newly installed granite countertops and new stainless steel stove/oven, microwave, and dishwasher on order. Kitchen, breakfast nook, and family room overlooks beautiful screened pool & spa. Master suite on the first floor has views and access to the pool area.
$399,000

7626 POINTVIEW CIRCLE,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

7626 POINTVIEW CIRCLE, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
5Picture(s)
3,118Sqft
Beautiful home in a highly desired area! Tile roof, granite counters, travertine bathrooms, huge fenced in back yard, pebble tec private screened- in pool, airy and bright home.Community offers a club house, boat dock / access to Sand Lake, playground. A - rated schools.
$399,000

10913 WOODCHASE CIRCLE,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

10913 WOODCHASE CIRCLE, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
2,830Sqft
Beautiful well cared for pool home in desirable Avalon within the 24-hour guard gated Turtle Creek! This 3 bedroom 1-story villa-like home features 12' ceilings for great natural light, large foyer, three way split plan, crown molding, neutral 16" tile, carpet in bedrooms, wood burning fireplace 7 built-ins in huge living room, formal dining room, large kitchen with Maple cabinets, Corian counters
$399,000

9756 BAY VISTA ESTATES BOULEVARD,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

9756 BAY VISTA ESTATES BOULEVARD, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

5Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
20Picture(s)
0.30Acre
Spacious five bedroom home with volume ceilings and beautiful finishes throughout! Open floor plan, light and bright eat in kitchen with breakfast bar. Large master suite with split floor plan. Bay Vista Estates has a private boat ramp to Big Sand Lake, tennis courts and basketball court. Great location! Best Value In Dr.
$396,000

11830 ALDENDALE STREET,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

11830 ALDENDALE STREET, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
3,205Sqft
This Key West style house is located in the quiet neighborhood of Thornhill. Located on a pond with walking / Biking trail and a direct view of Disney Fireworks every evening over the Disney Owned conservation view. The home boasts 3 bedrooms including the master and a loft area upstairs and an office downstairs.
$395,000

10109 BRANDON CIRCLE,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

10109 BRANDON CIRCLE, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

4Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
2,847Sqft
Located in the heart of Dr. Phillips, in the back of the desirable Sand Lake Point community, on a very quiet street lined with oak trees. Enjoy the community fishing dock, boat ramp with access to Big Sand Lake, lighted tennis courts, clubhouse, and playground area, or relax at home at the oversized pool & large patio area for entertaining.
$394,900

10608 WOODCHASE CIRCLE,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

10608 WOODCHASE CIRCLE, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
3,243Sqft
Beautiful 3 bedroom plus den/study, 3-car garage and tile roof in the Avalon section of the gated community, Turtle Creek. Rare opportunity for a private lot backing to large dry retention easement between the communities. Enjoy an open floor plan with solid flooring for easy living and entertaining.
$390,000

10187 POINTVIEW CT ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

10187 POINTVIEW CT ORLANDO, Florida 32836

4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
23Picture(s)
2,826Sqft
Located in the heart of Dr. Phillips. This gorgeous four-bedroom, three-bath home is move-in ready and boasts an incredible oversized pool. The split floor plan is an incredible use of the space. It features an open concept kitchen, new floors, fully fenced and oversized garden, engineered hardwood floor throughout the house, brand new refreigerator .
$389,000

10513 HOLLY CREST DRIVE,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

10513 HOLLY CREST DRIVE, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
3,091Sqft
In the heart of Doctor Phillips! This stunning 2-story home is located in one of DP's most sought-after neighborhoods, Turtle Creek! Welcome home to this traditional/contemporary beauty. With the privacy & security of a 24-hour guard-gated community, this home boasts 3 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms & 1 half bathroom. Great open floor plan with TONS of natural lighting.
$385,000

8712 THE ESPLANADE ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

8712 THE ESPLANADE ORLANDO, Florida 32836

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
26Picture(s)
2,503Sqft
Stunning townhome in luxurious Vizcaya! This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has a GENEROUS sized living room with built-ins; a SPACIOUS dining room open to the kitchen and living area - great for entertaining; EXPANSIVE DREAM kitchen with all appliances, exotic granite counter tops, solid wood cabinets and a cozy breakfast area. Enjoy the views from your screened private patio.
$385,000

9581 ROYAL ESTATES BLVD ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

9581 ROYAL ESTATES BLVD ORLANDO, Florida 32836

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
3Picture(s)
0.13Acre
UNDER CONSTRUCTION ? Ready in June. Ready to live like a king? This magnificent 1-story Cascade floor plan here at Royal Estates affords you that opportunity. Walking through a stunning glass front door to an oversized foyer leads you into a beautifully appointed kitchen. Envision yourself enjoying a nice meal at the oversized island in this gourmet kitchen.
$374,990

8215 SARAGOZA COURT,ORLANDO,Florida 32836 For sale

8215 SARAGOZA COURT, ORLANDO, Florida 32836

3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
18Picture(s)
3,068Sqft
UPDATED HOME with 2,323 Sq. Ft. / 3,068 total per tax record. IN THE BEST LOCATION OF DR PHILLIPS. GREAT ELEVATION, corner lot- more land! LARGE BONUS ROOM/LANAI AND STUDY UPSTAIRS. ALL 3 BEDROOMS DOWNSTAIRS. Large master bedroom (16x14) with his & hers closet. NEW CARPET in master. LARGE LIVING ROOM WITH VAULTED CEILING. LAMINATED WOOD IN FAMILY ROOM AND DINING ROOM.
$369,000
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